News

Actions

Report: Virginia Senator wants to increase minimum wage by $2

Report: Virginia Senator wants to increase minimum wage by $2
Posted at 7:56 AM, Aug 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-01 07:56:29-04

By Elizabeth Harrington, WDBJ7 reporter

ROANOKE, Va – WDBJ7

The cost of living keeps going up – and for minimum wage workers, it’s tough to make ends meet.

Now, one Virginia lawmaker wants to change that. Sen. Jim Webb is co-sponsoring legislation to raise the federal minimum wage by two dollars.

Right now, minimum wage is $7.25/ hour. That equals a yearly salary of $15,080.

Click here for the full report from WDBJ7.com.